Plants of USA and Canada

Allium cepa L.



PLANT PROFILE  : (*)

Name: Allium cepa L.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl.: 300 (1753)

Rank: species


Common names

US name U.S. name: garden onion
en English name: spring onion
Spanish name: escaluña
French name: oignon patate
Italian name: Cipolla

Grown habit: Forb/herb
Duration: Perennial
 

Synonyms:
= Allium cepa L. var. aggregatum G. Don
= Allium cepa L. var. cepa
= Allium cepa L. var. multiplicans L.H. Bailey
= Allium cepa L. var. proliferum (Moench) Regel
= Allium cepa L. var. solaninum Alef.


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Crop at Kula Ag Park Pulehu, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

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Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Sauris , orto ., UD, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

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Crop at Kula Ag Park Pulehu, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

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White variety at Foodland Pukalani, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Credit: Photo by Franco Giordana

Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Habit at Kula Ag Park Pulehu, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

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Allium cepa
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Trieste, Civico Orto Botanico, TS, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

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Yellow red and white varieties at Foodland Pukalani, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

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Crop at Kula Ag Park Pulehu, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

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Hippolyte Coste - Flore descriptive et illustrée de la France, de la Corse et des contrées limitrophes, 1901-1906 - This image is in public domain because its copyright has expired.

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Allium cepa
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Trieste, Civico Orto Botanico, TS, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

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Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Credit: Photo by Franco Giordana

Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Red variety at Foodland Pukalani, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Trieste, Civico Orto Botanico, TS, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Crop at Kula Ag Park Pulehu, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Habit at Kula Ag Park Pulehu, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

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Allium cepa
Habit at Lowes Garden Center Kahului, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

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Allium cepa
Tracey Slotta - USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database - Not copyrighted image

Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Sauris , orto ., UD, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Trieste, Civico Orto Botanico, TS, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Yellow variety at Foodland Pukalani, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Allium cepa
Allium cepa
Habit at Kula Ag Park Pulehu, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.


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(*) Source: USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA
 

 




Distribution in USA and Canada

USA (AR, CA, CT, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VT, WI)

Distributional map for Allium cepa L.
Map for Allium cepa L.
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Liliidae
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae


Genus: Allium


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